In the ever-expanding circles of Americana singer-songwriterdom, Justin Townes Earle may seem like an odd candidate for axis. But at the age of 32, with four albums behind him, he's writing and singing the finest songs of a turbulent, unpredictable career. He'll always be the son of country musician ... More >>
It's Monday, it's shitty outside, and I'm tired. My brain is mush, creativity is lacking, and there's an unknown chirp occurring somewhere in the vicinity of my desk (seemingly overhead somehow, but it is not a smoke detector) that is driving me to distraction. I've played out the coming hours in my ... More >>
9 p.m. Tuesday, November 6. The Duck Room at Blueberry Hill, 6504 Delmar Boulevard, University City.
To conclude: Susan Cowsill and the Watson Twins sang "September Gurls," with the remains of Big Star playing loose and beautiful all around them. It shouldn't have happened; most of what happens shouldn't. In life, as with music, we only get so much say. Alex Chilton's passing just days before Big S ... More >>
This week in the RFT, freelance writer Roy Kasten interviewed Tom Russell about his creative process, especially for the new album Blood and Candle Smoke, which prominently features the sounds of Calexico, and some of his strongest compositions after over 30 years of songwriting. He'll be in the St. ... More >>
9 p.m. Saturday, January 24. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
9 p.m. Sunday, November 9. The Duck Room, 6504 Delmar Boulevard, Universtiy City.
Thirteen Cities (El Cortez)
Week of December 28, 2006
Local scientist/historian Dennis Owsley compiles a history of jazz, while Calexico talk about their new music.
The incredible expanding Calexico takes to the highway in support of its new album, The Hot Rail
Chore of Enchantment (Thrill Jockey)